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Zombie OS: Windows XP still powers 181M PCs two years after support ends

Even though Microsoft retired Windows XP two years ago, an estimated 181 million PCs around the world ran the crippled operating system last month, according to data from a web metrics vendor.Windows XP exited public support on April 8, 2014, amid some pa.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsApr 11th, 2016

It"s official: Older versions of Internet Explorer are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows b.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2016

It"s official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows bu.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2016

Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft’s Cortana on an iPhone

Cortana is good, but is it a Siri killer? Move over Siri, here comes something different. For the first time since its launch in April 2014, Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated assistant, is now available on smartphones other than Windows devic.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsDec 21st, 2015

Windows Store for Business manages your organization’s inventory of apps

Microsoft announced the launch of a dedicated Windows Store for Business back in April, and now, IT professionals can now sign up their businesses via the official site. Windows Store for Buisness is now open in 21 countries around the world which include.....»»

Category: topSource:  inferseRelated NewsNov 18th, 2015

Official: Jury rules in favor of Google in the Oracle vs Google trial

It's official: A jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Google in Oracle vs Google trial. It seems Google didn’t need to license Java code in Android, so any copying of Java APIs fell under fair use......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsMay 26th, 2016

ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department

 The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information. Microsoft sued the Justice Department in April, claiming that the .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 26th, 2016

Senior Indian government official says Apple must oblige by foreign retailer rules and sell 30% locally-sourced goods if it inte

Reuters: Senior Indian government official says Apple must oblige by foreign retailer rules and sell 30% locally-sourced goods if it intends to open stores in India  —  India has said Apple Inc must meet a rule obliging foreign retailers t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsMay 25th, 2016

Microsoft breaks own design rules in dupe-the-user Windows 10 upgrade tactic

Microsoft's interpretation of the "Close" button in a notification of an impending upgrade to Windows 10 is contrary to company design guidelines and other recommendations, according to documents on the firm's website.As part of a final push to boost the .....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsMay 25th, 2016

Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs from its smartphone hardware division

Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Device’s & Services Division in 2014. The purchase was supposed to bring life to Windows Phone but the strategy faltered, the company...Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nok.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 25th, 2016

PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony Expects to Ship 60M by April 2017, Where’s Microsoft?

Although some are predicting that despite the PS4 vs Xbox One wars, these two might be the last consoles as we know them, sales this generation are not slowing down at all. At least as far as Sony’s endeavors are concerned, the PS4 is expected to ad.....»»

Category: gameSource:  segmentnextRelated NewsMay 24th, 2016

Microsoft changes the hardware rules for Windows 10, Mobile

July 29 is expected to bring a lot of changes to Windows land, some of them good, some of them not so much. But the tides of change aren't just for end users. Even Microsoft's OEM partners are getting a taste of it as well. Microsoft hast just updated it .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2016

Moscow constructivism

Demolition of the Tagansk Telephone Exchange — a constructivist building lacking the official status of architectural landmark — began at the end of April in Moscow.....»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2016

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to China

Minecraft, the intellectual property that Microsoft purchased from Mojang for $2.5 billion in late 2014, has swept much of the Western world. Now, Microsoft is turning its attention to another potentially lucrative market: China......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 20th, 2016

Microsoft dishing out $500 bonuses to some developers who port Buildbox games to Windows 10

Microsoft and Vungle have teamed up with Buildbox to dish out $500 to developers who port their Buildbox-based games to Windows 10. However, there are a few rules, such as choosing Vungle as the sole in-app advertiser, generating Vungle Ads-based revenue,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2016

Buildbox developers can score $500 by exporting their games to Windows 10

Microsoft and Vungle have teamed up with Buildbox to dish out $500 to developers who port their Buildbox-based games to Windows 10. However, there are a few rules, such as choosing Vungle as the sole in-app advertiser, generating Vungle Ads-based revenue,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2016

Does a cellular Apple Watch make sense? That depends on watchOS

Since the day the Apple Watch was announced in September 2014, and certainly once it launched in April 2015, people have been speculating about what the second-generation Apple Watch might bring to the table. (Those people probably liked shaking all the p.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 19th, 2016

Extended Analysis of Worldwide and U.S. Contracts: A Look at Rolling Four-Quarter Deal Signings (March 2016 YTD) for Outsourcing

This IDC Presentation provides an extended, in-depth analysis of rolling four-quarter deal signings for outsourcing-managed services deals from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2016, using IDC's Worldwide BuyerPulse Services Deals Database, a database containi.....»»

Category: servicesSource:  idcRelated NewsMay 19th, 2016

Microsoft just sold what was left of Nokia to Apple supply chain partner Foxconn

After making a big splash in 2014 by acquiring Nokia, Microsoft has effectively sold it off to Apple supply chain partner Foxconn for $350 million. The actual buyer is listed as FIH Mobile Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Foxconn. In the deal, FIH will als.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsMay 18th, 2016

Microsoft"s sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market, which it had once trumpeted as a critical component of its mobile strategy.The sale of its feature phone b.....»»

Category: microsoftSource:  networkworldRelated NewsMay 18th, 2016